New CIO at North

North P&I Club has appointed James Holmes to the post of Chief Information Officer, a newly created role. North said that Holmes would provide long-term strategic direction for the continuing development of North’s IT & digital infrastructure and systems across its worldwide network of offices. Based at North’s headquarters on Newcastle’s Quayside, the new CIO role is an important addition to North’s senior management team, North said. Holmes joins from food-retailer Greggs, where he had been for 16 years. Prior to that he was at Cap Gemini, Torex Health and Norwich Union. North Joint Managing Director Paul Jennings said that “this new CIO role will help ensure that we develop our technical IT capabilities in line with our business growth, and continue towards achieving our strategy to provide the highest level of cost effective service to Members. We are delighted to have James join us at this exciting time in our development.”